Fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” have many questions they would love to see the show answer, and they’ve been waiting years for results. To pass the time, some have come up with their own theories as to how certain stories are going to play out before the series comes to an end.
Season 6 is starting to dish out different answers each week, causing new theories to pop up. From Bran being able to manipulate history to Tyrion actually being a Targaryen, here are six new theories that are slowly starting to gain momentum as “Game of Thrones” Season 6 rolls on.
Bran Time-Travel Theory
Bran’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) visions are continuing to shed light on the past in “Game of Thrones” Season 6. In episode 3, Bran witnessed the Tower of Joy fight between his father Ned (Robert Aramayo) and Arthur Dayne (Luke Roberts). Following the fight, Bran yelled out to his father and it appeared as though the young Ned heard Bran calling him. This could mean that Bran not only has the ability to see the past, but could also change it.
This idea has sparked a theory that Bran may have been the one to set everything in the series in motion. One user of Reddit suggested that Bran could have tried to talk to King Aerys in a flashback and when Aerys heard these whispers it caused him to become crazy and become known as the “Mad King.” Bran could then try to undo what he did, but it would only make the king madder.
Hodor Warg Theory
Hodor (Kristian Nairn) has also been the focus of a few recent theories following Bran’s episode 2 flashback. In the flashback, Bran saw that Hodor was once able to talk and could say things other than his name. Fans on Reddit developed a theory that Hodor was actually once a warg and that he cared deeply for Lyanna Stark. Fans believed he cared so much that he would warg into her horse just so he could be with her. It’s possible that while warging into the horse, it was killed it battle and left Hodor as a simpleton.
Hodor Door Theory
There is also another theory that Hodor may not have been a warg, but may have tried to protect Lyanna in another way. Another Reddit post suggests that while Lyanna escaped with Rhaegar Targaryen, she had Hodor hold the door shut against anyone trying to get to her. Why blocking the door, Hodor may have been telling himself to “hold the door” and when her bodyguards came in they might have struck Hodor in the head, making “Hodor” the only thing he could say.
Longtime theory “R+L=J” has continued to pick up more steam in Season 6 of the HBO drama. Fans were hoping to see this theory become true in Sunday night’s episode, but the Tower of Joy scene got cut short by the Three-Eyed Raven. The theory suggests that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is not the son of Ned (Sean Bean), but is actually the child of Rhaegar and Lyanna Targaryen. It is believed that before she died, she made Ned promise to keep it a secret, so he told everyone that Jon was his son.
Jon Snow’s Sister
Some believe that if Jon Snow was the child of Lyanna and Rhaegar, he might have been a twin and could be the brother of Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick). This would make Meera also a Targaryen. Since Ned Stark and Howland Reed were both at the Tower of Joy, Ned could possibly come down with two babies and given one to Howland to take back home and raise. In the books, both characters are around the same age and have similar appearances. Because of this, some believe there is a family connection.
Tyrion the Targaryen
Since the show’s beginning, it’s always been believed that Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) was a Lannister. However, many are starting to wonder if this is true after seeing how good he was with dragons in episode 2. There’s a theory floating around now that Tyrion might actually be the son of King Aerys, which would explain why the dragons didn’t give him any problems when he went to break their chains. This would also explain why his father, Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) hated him so much.
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 airs Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. EDT. Share any theories you have about the show in the comments section below!